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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 25, 2008 8:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead Books -- give it up Phil!

I enjoyed Phil's book a lot but wish he had gone a little deeper into "rating" if you will, the band's performances year to year.

For example, he gives short shrift to 1977, glossing over what many heads consider the band's finest year. To Phil's credit, he does mention that '77 was one of his "Heineken" years and he doesn't recall much beyond being very drunk most of the time...but that belies the tightness of the band's performances that year.

His book is top-heavy on the early years, and less informative on the middle ones, before getting back to the nitty gritty in the sad late years.

Still a good read, overall.